American Occupational Therapy Association
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students and improve the quality of occupational therapy services. AOTA membership is approximately 48,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students.
The National Society for the Promotion of Occupational Therapy was the founding name of the AOTA.
- American Journal of Occupational Therapy published by AOTA since January 1980
- Anna Jean Ayres (1920–1989), a developmental psychologist known for her work in the area of sensory processing disorder